David Cappello (KG5EIU)

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ZUMSpot ver .6 Unboxing

ZUMSpot ver .6
ZUMSpot ver .6 with 1.3 OLED HotSpot

More unboxing photos and notes in my flickr gallery.

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Unboxing DRAWS

NW Digital DRAWS

Unboxing DRAWS by NW Digital Radio – a Raspberry Pi HAT useful for Amateur radio projects.  (DRAWS – Digital Radio Amateur WorkStation).

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Introduction To Pi-Star HotSpots


Here is a short slide deck on getting started with Pi-Star , MMDVM and HotSpots.  This was presented at Tech Net On The Hill 2018 with the Dallas Amateur Radio Club (DARC).

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Flame Boss 400 WiFi Unboxing

Flame Boss 400

Unboxing the Flame Boss 400 WiFi Temp Control.  It even came with a free FlameBoss koozie.  I pre-ordered on Aug  3, 2018  and it arrived Friday Sep 14, 2018 in a Fedex Express Box.  Pre-order cost was $219.00 even.  Down loaded the free Flame Boss App from created an account, setup the FB400 controller on my WiFi Network and I was ready to grill.   Click more for additional photos and details.

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Getting Started With DAPNET

Short slide deck on getting started with DAPNET – Decentralized Amateur Paging Network.  Access to the Google Slide Deck Here

Digital HotSpots For Ham Radio Presentation


Here is a short slide presentation about Digital HotSpots For HAM Radio – That Bill KF5ZBL and I presented to The Richardson Amateur Radio Club at their August 2018 club meeting.

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Solar Setup Field Day 2018

A short video of my solar charging setup using a 100W Renogy Solar Suitcase Panel with a West Mountain Epic PWRGate controller and a Bioenno LiFe battery for power.

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Making Contact With HF Voyager Via HAM Radio

The Jupiter Research Foundation has an amateur radio club. And, that club has recently launched the HF Voyager on a Pacific journey from Hawaii to California. Enclosed in a waterproof housing onboard the HF Voyager is a HF (high frequency) HAM radio (an Elecraft KX3 in fact).

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IP Discover ZUMspot/Pi-Star On Local Lan


This is a short guide on using an iphone/ipad App to discover ZUMSpots running Pi-Star on your local lan with this tool you can glean/discover the IP address along with the MAC address of your hotspot running pi-star

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